Radiation Safety for Emergency Responders


Course Title:

Radiation Safety for Homeland Security & Emergency Responders

Course duration:

2 days

Price:

$795

Course Summary:

This course is designed for homeland security and emergency (HAZMAT) responders, such as Security Staff, HPs, RSOs, industrial hygienists, firemen, policemen, rescue workers, ambulance drivers, emergency medical staff, doctors, nurses, or other medical personnel who may be involved in emergencies with potential for radiation exposures.

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We haven't scheduled this course for the near future. However we do conduct this training by request. Contact our registrar today so we can work together on bringing this training to your organization. Use the form below or call us: 800.871.7930.

Description

What are your risks when responding to a radiation accident?

How do you protect yourself from radiation at the scene?

This  course is designed for homeland security and emergency (HAZMAT) responders, such as Security Staff, HPs, RSOs, industrial hygienists, firemen, policemen, rescue workers, ambulance drivers, emergency medical staff, doctors, nurses, or other medical personnel who may be involved in emergencies with potential for radiation exposures. The first day of this class will include a detailed review of the fundamentals of radiation safety. This is the same class presented to new radiation workers and does not require previous training in math or sciences.

Attendees will gain practical understanding for effective emergency response based on demonstrations and practice scenarios involving radioactive materials. The class will review the basis for radiation risk perceptions, understanding radiation, biological effects of radiation, radiation protection regulations, radiation measurements, exposure and contamination control, decontamination, and practical examples of responses to radiation incidents.

Topics Covered During Each Session Include

  • How Images Drive our Perceptions
  • Understanding Radiation
  • Radiation Health Concerns
  • Radiation Protection Regulations
  • Measuring Radiation
  • Good Radiation Safety Practices
  • Radioactive Wastes
  • Radiation Protection Programs
  • Spills, Emergency Response, Decontamination
  • Shipment and Disposal of Radioactive Wastes
  • Responses to Radiation Incidents